natural cat health

Commercial Cat Food

If you're feeding your cat commercial cat food, be sure to check out Susan Thixton's excellent website The Truth About Pet Food.

She delves into ingredients, recalls, laws, pet deaths and more. She operates from America, but the ingredients will be the same everywhere. Just the name may change.

This is why making your own pet food is sooo important. If 2020 has done anything, it's made people focus more on health.


Is Convenia Just Too Convenient?

The antibiotic injection Convenia comes with a warning on the drug itself, that it shouldn't be used on cats with kidney issues, which most vets don't read. Although this one does.

Since all cats are susceptible to kidney issues (it's their weak link), I suggest it should NEVER be given to cats. There are far safer and much more effective ways to treat infections. Such as homeopathy.

The Dangers of Meloxicam (Loxicom)


Vets frequently prescribe loxicom (also known as meloxicam), yet on the comes this warning:

"Warning: Repeated use of meloxicam in cats has been associated with acute renal failure and death. Do not administer additional injectable or oral meloxicam to cats."

In fact, a single dose can have fatal consequences.

Gabapentin Side Effects

This drug is used for seizures and pain control. However, you need to appreciate the side effects before using it. According to there are many side effects, some serious. 

Although those listed are in people, there is no reason to suppose it is any different in animals.

When NOT To Vaccinate

NEVER, EVER vaccinate a cat who has an existing health challenge. Even the vaccine insert states that, but vets don't look there.

This also applies to sterilisation. Or any operation.

Don't vaccinate at the same time as any operation or surgical procedure. It';s too overwhelming for their immune system. If you feel you HAVE to, do them at separate times, one at a time.

Never assume your veterinarian knows best!

Veterinarians are unaware of the dangers of drugs and are particularly unaware of the problems of interactions between different drugs. Yet they still prescribe them.

So whenever you have been prescribed veterinary drugs for your cat, it's always a good idea to check out the drug at for two reasons:

  1. to check if the drug is dangerous for your cat (not all vets are aware of the dangerous drugs for cats, see above)
  2. to check if it is compatible with any other drugs your cat has been prescribed

Another site of interest, but doesn't cover veterinary products as yet, is

These sites aren't infallible and aren't the last word, but it does give you some indication.


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